Sr Financial Analyst

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Employer is looking for Sr Financial Analyst in Chicago , IL. This local job opportunity with ID 729672 is live since 10/16/2017.

Job Requisition ID: 5864


Employer is looking for a best in class financial professional that is excited to use their skillsets to partner with the company’s goal of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners in the classrooms and at home. The right candidate will be effective and reliable, looking for opportunities to drive improvements, possess strong modeling, analytical and communication skills, is innovative and focused on making a difference each and every day. The role reports to a regional Director of Finance in the Sales Operations organization and will be a critical component to supporting the sales team’s effort by helping growing the business as well as creating insights and efficiencies.


The Snr. Financial Analyst will be responsible for assisting with annual budget, financial forecasts, deal analysis, incentive compensation, and other business issues requiring financial analysis.  The role will support the regional Business Manager and will act as a financial and analytical support function for a sales region. Role:     

  • Snr. Financial Analyst
  • Member of Sales Operations team
  • Business partner for members of other functional areas


  • Provide support to the regional Business Manager with the following functions:
    • Annual Budget and Quarterly Forecast Process
    • Prepare monthly business reporting and analysis
    • Analyze results and forecasts
    • Ad hoc analysis
    • Support Selling teams with reporting, analyses and projects as needed
    • Market Yield improvement analysis
    • Deal Analysis
    • Customer profitability analytics                
    • Pipeline Analysis
    • Expense Control


  • Finance or Business B.S/B.A
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and financial analysis
  • Business partnering skills with a high degree of accuracy and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Flexibility to work as position demands
  • High degree of reliability
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to changing deadlines, and prioritizes work appropriately
  • Proven ability to act with confidentiality, discretion and flexibility
  • Strong communication skills with fluency in English essential, comfort in working with multi-location teams
  • Analytical skills for the purpose of providing the best financial reporting solutions
  • Aptitude to own and manage small to medium sized projects
  • Detailed working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Excel;


  • Educational publishing experience
  • Prior project management skills
  • Prior SAP experience a plus but not required
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, modeling)

Physical Requirements:

• Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
• The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
• Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.


Employer (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Employer is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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